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Life-stages - Number of bedrooms per dwelling

In 2011, children aged 0 to 4 years were most commonly found in dwellings with 3 bedrooms in City of Darwin.

The Number of Bedrooms in a dwelling is an indicator of the size of dwellings, and when combined with Dwelling Type information, provides insight into the role City of Darwin plays in the housing market for different age groups.

For example, where people aged 18 to 24 are in the workforce, one bedroom and bedsitters may be dominant. Upgrader areas housing families could have larger separate dwellings, while smaller units may be common for downsizers among older migrant communities.

To the extent that there may be a mismatch between bedrooms and Household Size, this topic can also look at the potential for overcrowding in particular communities, or the availability of extra bedrooms.

Derived from the Census question:

'How many bedrooms are there in this dwelling?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years at home, counted in private dwellings

Number of bedrooms per dwelling
City of Darwin - Children aged 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Number of bedroomsNumber%Northern TerritoryNumber%Northern Territory2006 to 2011
0 or 1 bedrooms751.52.8751.72.60
2 bedrooms80316.413.760913.611.6+194
3 bedrooms2,21545.349.42,45754.754.1-242
4 bedrooms1,00320.521.375016.718.8+253
5 bedrooms or more3166.54.71934.33.5+123
Not stated4749.78.14059.09.5+69

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2011
Number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2011 5 bedrooms or more, Northern Territory: 4.7% 4 bedrooms, Northern Territory: 21.3% 3 bedrooms, Northern Territory: 49.4% 2 bedrooms, Northern Territory: 13.7% 0 or 1 bedrooms, Northern Territory: 2.8% 5 bedrooms or more, City of Darwin: 6.5% 4 bedrooms, City of Darwin: 20.5% 3 bedrooms, City of Darwin: 45.3% 2 bedrooms, City of Darwin: 16.4% 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Darwin: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2006 to 2011
Change in number of bedrooms per dwelling, 2006 to 2011 5 bedrooms or more, City of Darwin: +123 4 bedrooms, City of Darwin: +253 3 bedrooms, City of Darwin: -242 2 bedrooms, City of Darwin: +194 0 or 1 bedrooms, City of Darwin: 0
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the number of bedrooms in dwellings for children aged 0 to 4 years in City of Darwin in 2011 compared to Northern Territory, shows that there was a higher proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, as well as a higher proportion of dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

Overall, 18.0% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in dwellings with 2 bedrooms or less, and 27.0% in 4 or more bedroom dwellings, compared with 16.5% and 26.1% for Northern Territory respectively.

The major differences between the number of bedrooms per dwelling children aged 0 to 4 years in City of Darwin and Northern Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of people in 2 bedrooms (16.4% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people in 5 bedrooms or more (6.5% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 3 bedrooms (45.3% compared to 49.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in 0 or 1 bedrooms (1.5% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of bedrooms per dwelling for children aged 0 to 4 years in City of Darwin between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 4 bedrooms (+253 persons)
  • 3 bedrooms (-242 persons)
  • 2 bedrooms (+194 persons)
  • 5 bedrooms or more (+123 persons)
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